Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

18th December 2013

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Scenes from NYC subways, 1970s, via npr.org

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16th December 2013

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Top: Street sex worker arrested in 1970s in NYC
Bottom: Madam Sydney Biddle Barrons celebrates her slap on the wrist for a prostitution conviction. Barrons ran a high-end escort service in the 1970s till the early 1980s. (source)

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14th December 2013

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The 1970s, a decade overshadowed by financial crisis in New York City, saw the advent of a citywide squatters’ movement in response to the growing problem of housing abandonment.

 In the summer of 1970, low-income families began to move into vacant buildings owned by Columbia University in Morningside Heights, and Operation Move-In was soon underway across the city … [concluding] the year with the “People’s Court Housing Crimes Trial”: an eight hour mock trial in which tenants, squatters and sympathetic city administrators testified about the struggles faced by the city’s low-income residents. (source)

The 1970s, a decade overshadowed by financial crisis in New York City, saw the advent of a citywide squatters’ movement in response to the growing problem of housing abandonment.

In the summer of 1970, low-income families began to move into vacant buildings owned by Columbia University in Morningside Heights, and Operation Move-In was soon underway across the city … [concluding] the year with the “People’s Court Housing Crimes Trial”: an eight hour mock trial in which tenants, squatters and sympathetic city administrators testified about the struggles faced by the city’s low-income residents. (source)

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12th December 2013

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Sex workers in the Bowery, 1970s, by Leland Bobbe

Sex workers in the Bowery, 1970s, by Leland Bobbe

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11th December 2013

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Leonard Bobbe, 1976.  Protester at Democratic National Convention mocks the pardon of former President Richard Nixon by President Gerald Ford.

Leonard Bobbe, 1976. Protester at Democratic National Convention mocks the pardon of former President Richard Nixon by President Gerald Ford.

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10th December 2013

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Anti-abortion protester at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in NYC, by Leland Bobbe. (source)

ETA: Former AL governor George Wallace was a segregationist Democrat candidate who dropped out of the race early in the 1976 campaign, paving the way for the nomination of presidential winner Jimmy Carter.

Anti-abortion protester at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in NYC, by Leland Bobbe. (source)

ETA: Former AL governor George Wallace was a segregationist Democrat candidate who dropped out of the race early in the 1976 campaign, paving the way for the nomination of presidential winner Jimmy Carter.

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9th December 2013

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1978, Paul McDonough, couple in Central Park with baby

1978, Paul McDonough, couple in Central Park with baby

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8th December 2013

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Paul McDonough, 1973, “Roman Room at the Met”

Paul McDonough, 1973, “Roman Room at the Met”

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7th December 2013

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Paul McDonough, “Old Woman, Blind Man, and Hare Krishna,” 1972

Paul McDonough, “Old Woman, Blind Man, and Hare Krishna,” 1972

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30th November 2013

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Top: Construction on Lower Manhattan’s West Side, just north of the World Trade Center, May 1973 
Bottom: One of several highrise apartments whose construction was stopped by city ordinance to preserve Breezy Point Peninsula in Queens, New York, for public recreational use, May 1973.

(source)

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